Sunday, January 5, 2014

Expectation vs. Reality: Review of Lady Thief, by A.C. Gaughen

Lady Thief (Scarlet, #2)

Title: Lady Thief (Scarlet #2)
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Genre: Historical fiction / fairytale retelling
Pub. Date: February 11, 2014

Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.

2 Stars

*I obtained this ARC through Netgalley*
It’s no secret that I loved the first book, Scarlet. I’d also like to point out that I was a na├»ve git with no literary taste whatsoever at the time, so please ignore my previous thoughts.

When I first requested this on NG, I was ecstatic. Like, pee-my-pants excitement. And what do I end up getting? Pages and pages of ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

I even stopped midway while reading this and subsequently forgot about its existence. It took quite a bit of cajoling and self-bribing to force myself to finish this waste of paper book I had no interest in completing.

To display my disappointment:

EXPECTATION:
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REALITY:
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Well, technically, they didn't actually drink tea, but you know what I mean.
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EXPECTATION:
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REALITY:
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I actually never realized how annoying Scarlet is.
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EXPECTATION:
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REALITY:
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Ugh. The angst, the complaining, was killing me.
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EXPECTATION:
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REALITY:










**Intentionally left blank to show the lack of worldbuilding

So there you have it. I really don’t have anything else to say, seeing as there really isn’t much to say. Just another angst-ridden, stereotypical YA book.

2 comments:

  1. Haha it's funny how your reviews on a book can change. And you always look back and say...how the hell did i even like that! Your review made me laugh.

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    1. Glad I could make you laugh! It just goes to show how much your tastes in books can change over time.

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